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Linda (Wilson) (Schramm) Heinrich, age 77, formerly of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at Munson Medical Center.
Linda was born on Nov. 6, 1940 in Central Lake to the late Gilman and Netti (Bradshaw) Wilson. She married Herbert Charles Schramm on Aug. 17, 1957, who preceded her in death on May 29, 2002.
Linda had been employed with Burwood Products and Lear Corporation until her retirement. She was an active member of Bayview Wesleyan Church.
Linda was a wonderful seamstress and a devoted gardener.
On Dec. 11, 2010 she married Douglas Heinrich, of Rush City, Minnesota. Doug and Linda shared their time together traveling between Minnesota, Michigan and Arizona.
Linda recently took up quilting and loved making quilts for her family. Above all, she loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a wonderful, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Linda is survived by her husband, Douglas; a brother, Avery (Carol) Wilson; two sisters-in-law, Lucille (Everett, deceased) Hickam and Pauline (Dick) Ketchum; two sons and four daughters, Rick Schramm, Pamela (Gary) Gifford, Shannon (Lindsey) Adams, Sheryl (Jim, deceased) Brown, Tim (Teresa) Schramm and Lisa (Brian) Bitely; 12 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are Doug's family members, Julie (Michael) Huddleston, Teresa (Christopher) Jardis and Thomas (Connie) Heinrich; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Linda was also preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Jo Schramm; two brothers and five sisters, Gerald Wilson, Lewis (Jenny, surviving) Wilson, Joyce Wilson, Gertrude Staph, Gloria Smith, Mary Jo Gowdy and Donna Neumann.
Friends are welcome to visit with Linda's family on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
A funeral service honoring Linda will take place at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Bayview Wesleyan Church, 720 Wayne St., Traverse City, MI 49684. The Rev. Jack Steenbergh will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Grawn.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to Bayview Wesleyan Church Youth Group.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Linda's family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on November 28, 2017
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